The Little Epicurean

Jul 02 2015

Strawberry Peach Sangria

Strawberry Peach Sangria | the little epicurean

I love rich dark red, robust sangrias. The ones filled to brim with sliced oranges and apples loaded with brandy and spices.  I reserve that sangria for autumn and winter. This strawberry peach sangria I’m sharing today is far from the traditional Spanish sangria. This is another one of my fun and refreshing summer sangria variations. (See: lychee sangria and stone fruit sangria)

I imagine serving this strawberry peach sangria at a garden brunch, maybe at a Palm Springs pool party, or more realistically, the next time my friends and I see a show at the Hollywood Bowl.

Strawberry Peach Sangria | the little epicurean

As with all sangrias, my favorite part is eating all the boozy soaked fruits. I used fresh peaches and strawberries.  I also added some slices of ginger for a little kick and zing. Instead of brandy, I used limoncello to keep with the light fruity notes. (I’m always trying to find ways to incorporate limoncello into drinks because it reminds me of that time Alex and I went to Italy!)

Jun 29 2015

Coconut Raspberry Cake

Coconut Raspberry Cake | the little epicurean

Happy birthday, Alex! Last Thursday, we celebrated Alex’s birthday the best way we know how. We ate this coconut raspberry cake for breakfast and then spent the entire day at Disneyland.

Jun 18 2015

Ricotta and Squash Blossom Pizza

Ricotta Squash Blossom Pizza | the little epicurean

This ricotta and squash blossom pizza is an ode to Miss Green. Who is Miss Green, you ask? Miss Green happens to be my favorite pizza from Tomato Pie. It’s a pesto based pizza with spinach, artichoke, zucchini, broccoli, ricotta, shaved parmesan and a hint of nutmeg.  Yes, it’s a mouthful. And more importantly, YES-it’s

Jun 15 2015

Mango Royale (Mango Icebox Cake)

Mango Royale (Filipino Icebox Cake) | the little epicurean

OMG. Did you watch the season finale of Game of Thrones last night?! I know. I’m still in shock, too. I’m also terribly bummed that we have to wait until April 2016 for the next episode. Don’t be sad. I made you something to make you feel a million times better. It’s one of my

Jun 09 2015

Mixed Berry Popsicles

Mixed Berry Popsicles | the little epicurean

Gimme all the popsicles, stat! Last week, Alex and I signed up for an unlimited month of bikram yoga, also known as hot yoga. (It’s been 5 years since I last took a class!) It’s a super intense 90-minute workout held in a 104-degrees F room with a humidity of 40 percent. Sounds fabulous, huh? It’s

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